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'No field test is failsafe': The chemist behind police drug kits

Decades after L.J. Scott developed a test for cocaine, his invention played a role in hundreds of wrongful convictions in Houston. ... Read more»

Reveal Radio: When border watchdogs become criminals

A border wall doesn’t help much if you can bribe an officer to get through it, and throwing more people at the border won’t secure it if they can be hired to look the other way.... Read more»

New Border Patrol chief faces uphill battle to reform agency

As the first outsider appointed to run the Border Patrol in its 92-year history, former FBI official Mark Morgan starts his new job this week as chief with a target on his back. The selection of the career FBI official to run the 20,000-strong force sends a clear message: BP has a culture problem that needs to be fixed.... Read more»

Rick Perry on Trump’s border wall: Never going to happen

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry shot down Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border Monday. ... Read more»

Obama to attend Dallas memorial service

President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service in honor of the five police officers killed in the Thursday shooting that left seven others wounded, a White House spokesman said Sunday.... Read more»

Feds tight-lipped on weeding out corrupt border agents

Whether most — or even a significant fraction of — corrupt federal border agents really are caught and punished is an open question. Just a few months ago, a report from an outside committee concluded the current state of affairs at the agency “leaves CBP vulnerable to a corruption scandal that could potentially threaten the security of our nation.”... Read more»

Tucson police, community leaders meet following Dallas shootings

Community leaders and the heads of three local police forces met Friday and said they would work to maintain a dialogue with communities of color following an attack on police officers in Dallas. Hours after the meeting, a Tucson officer shot and killed a man who was holding a knife. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Border corruption often has family roots

David Cruz joined the U.S. Border Patrol because he wanted to be "part of the best." But family pressures, disillusionment, love and greed drove him to begin taking bribes to help immigrants enter the country illegally... Read more»

The terror suspect who had nothing to give

Abu Zubaydah’s sworn statement provides a chilling, first-person account of how U.S. officials tortured a man they wrongly believed was a top al-Qaida operative. ... Read more»

Analysis: Texas leaders have lesson to learn from Dallas attacks

Texas politicians and community leaders must do what the police courageously did on Thursday night in Dallas: Somebody has to run toward the trouble.... Read more»

Dallas police chief: Suspect 'wanted to kill white people'

The sniper involved in an attack on downtown Dallas that resulted in the death of at least at least five police officers said that he "wanted to kill white people" before being killed by a police department bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Friday.... Read more»

Police use of robot to kill Dallas suspect unprecedented, experts say

The death of a suspect in the Dallas police shootings marks the first time U.S. police officers have used a robot to kill someone, according to Texas and national experts.... Read more»

Obama on Dallas attack: "Justice will be done" (video)

President Barack Obama made a public statement from Poland early Friday morning, hours after sniper attacks in downtown Dallas had killed at least five police officers.... Read more»

Dallas police, protesters were united before sniper attack

DALLAS — After a long night of chaos and uncertainty, the city is finally quiet. Twenty blocks in the heart of downtown are blocked off by police barricades, an active crime scene where five officers were killed and six others were wounded by sniper fire amid an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality.... Read more»

Grijalva, progressives call for DOJ probe of recent police shootings

Members of the House Progressive Caucus, including Tucson's Rep. Raul Grijalva, are calling for a Justice Department investigation of the shooting deaths of two black men this week. "I am sickened and appalled at the images of Americans dying at the hands of the very people sworn to serve and protect them," Grijalva said.... Read more»1

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